By Denis Okello (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Some locals of Bardago in Apuce parish, Ayami Sub County in Lira district are on the run following the assault of 60 year old woman on Saturday who later died on Sunday from Lira regional referral hospital.
On Saturday, the clan leader of Ogora clan, Alfred Omara Olyel convened a meeting to resolve a disagreement between Robinson Ojok and his sister Lilly Ayo whom the former accused of charming his daughter’s leg, causing it to rot.
Lilly Ayo, who was on her way to attend the meeting met some members of Ogora clan who were heading for the same meeting and they beat her up, leaving her in critical condition.
Ayami Sub County chairman Tom Obur said they reported the matter to police of Ayami police station and Ayo was picked up and taken to Lira regional hospital for treatment.
Obur said on Sunday morning they received reports that Ayo had died from the injuries she suffered in the hands of Ogora clan members and her brother Ojok was consequently arrested to support investigation into the matter.
Obur adds that some of the locals of Bardago upon hearing the news about Ayo’s death fled their homes to elude arrest.
He also asked cultural leaders to inform security of any meeting that they convene to ensure security is provided to mitigate such incidents and cautioned the public against taking the law into their own hands.
Effort to speak to both police at Ayami police station and the north Kyoga region police spokesperson Patrick Jimmy Okema on the matter was futile since their phones were switched off by press time.
Ogora clan leader Alfred Omara Olyel said in September last year, he received reports that the deceased, Lilly Ayo had been using charms and locals who had threatened to lynch her by then were arrested.
He said they had also tasked Ayo to remove the alleged charm that she had reportedly used on Ojok’s daughter.